|Mnemonic: ||[CMV Ql PCR]|
|Name: ||CMV by Qualitative PCR (Cytomegalovirus)|
|Specimen: || Acceptable samples: peripheral blood in lavender (EDTA) or serum separator tube, amniotic fluid, CSF, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), ocular fluid, urine or biopsy tissue.|
Transfer all specimens to sterile containers for transport to the refrence lab.
Whole blood, bone marrow and heparinized specimes are unacceptable.
|Transport Temp: ||FREEZE|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 3 days refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0060040|
| Method: ||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)|
|Note: ||Peripheral blood sample: Centrifuge the sample; remove and freeze 1 mL plasma/serum before transporting.|
Biopsy tissue: Freeze tissue immediately
|Processing Info: ||Specimen source is required. Write it on the label and have a tech verify the CMV SOURCE in PathNet.|